Best Way to Sync QuickBooks Files Between Two Computers

Having trouble regarding Syncing QuickBooks files between two computers? Don’t worry here you’ll get all the answers related to your questions. Just go through this article in detail. You also can talk to an Intuit certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and get help without wasting your time and effort.

Sync increased productivity and enhances flexibility in accessing the data. And, it is seen that most of the users wish to sync their data between devices in order to increase their productivity and enhance their flexibility in accessing the data. But they fail to sync the QB files between two computers as they don’t have any clear knowledge about it.

Here, we will provide you with trouble-free steps for how to sync QB files between two computers? As many users want to sync data or files between the devices in their workplace or home.

Note: Just make sure that there is a correct installation option for each computer, before syncing the files. And, also you need to check for both the computers connected on the same network or not. There is one more option available for you that is you can also uninstall QuickBooks on both the computers and after that reinstall them with the right options.

Synchronizing Quickbook files

In order to synchronize QuickBooks file between two computer, one way is to check correct installation options for each computer and connect both the computer on the same network and other best way to uninstall QuickBooks on both PCs and reinstall with the right options.

When you re-install and configuration will be completed on both desktop then primary desktop stores your company files and allow you to Synchronize data to other computers on the network. Other then this you can use Data Transfer Utility known as a third-party commercial utility if contain two separate company files that need to be merged.

Note: Synchronizing Quickbook files between two computers allows and make it easy for employees to collaborate on one unified accounting report.

Steps to Sync QuickBooks file between two computers:

steps to sync QuickBooks files between two computers


  1. Install and Download Data Transfer Utility provided by Intuit. Marketplace on the primary computer which hosts your company file (link in Resources).
  2. Paste your company file to the primary computer from a secondary computer.
    You can save company file to disk or transfer it to the source computer over your network.
  3. Start QuickBooks on the primary computer. Choose ‘File’ and open a company file from the secondary computer and choose ‘Open company’.
  4. In Data Transfer Utility. Select Open Source Company button in the “Export Data from the source company“.
  5. Choose ‘Yes and permit access even if QB is Not Running’ and see the option to permit the application to access personal data. click on ‘Continue’ ‘Yes’ and ‘Done’ in QuickBooks.
  6. Choose ‘Close’ button in ‘Currently Connected To’ field within the Data Transfer Utility.
  7. Check the ‘File’ menu and choose ‘close Company’ in QuickBooks.
  8. Click on ‘File’ option and then click ‘Open or Restore Company’ and choose ‘Open a Company’ in QB.
  9. From the ‘Import Data Into Destination Company’ choose ‘Open Destination Company’ of Disk Transfer Utility.
  10. Choose ‘Yes, Always permit access even if QB is Not Running’ and allow the application to access personal data.
    Click “Continue,” “Yes” and “Done” in QuickBooks.
  11. Choose ‘Close’ button for ‘Currently Connected To’ field in the Data Transfer Utility.
  12. Select the ‘File’ menu and select ‘Close Company’ in QB.
  13. Choose ‘Type of Data’ and ‘change’ button of Data Transfer Utility choose an option which best presents the information you want to import into the Destination file.
  14. In Data Transfer Utility goto ‘Import Data Into Destination’ and choose Import Data button.

Now you have successfully synced the files between two computers.

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